Nov. 16 Obituaries

Jackie Beane


Jackie Wayne Beane went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones.  

A memorial service for Mr. Beane will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Hermleigh. The service will be under the direction of Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services in Hot Springs, Ark.

Jackie Beane is known by all who loved him as a person who loved life. He brought joy and laughter to the lives of many.  Jackie has now joined with the God he has so faithfully served and we rejoice in the promise that the pain is gone. 

Jackie had many loves in his life, however, he truly loved his profession in the aircraft industry. He also loved fishing of any kind. In his younger life, he loved to hunt in his hometown Snyder. He was a true “West Texas Man.”  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorman George Washington “Jack” Beane and Autilla Elgene “Shotty” Johnston Beane, and his brother, Wendell Johnston Beane.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Chitsey Beane; two children, Kimberly Lynn Violett and Leslie D. Beane; six grandchildren, Justin Scott Blurton, Ashley Christine Violett Smith, Charles Lee Dyer, Zachary Cole Winter Violett, Tiffany Cheyenne Beane Tyson, Madison Elise Beane and Camryn Hill; five great-grandchildren, Lyla Danielle Smith, Jackson Lynn Blurton, Meckensie Lynn-Paige Tyson, Coraline Elaine Smith and Marin Jaclyn Joyce Tyson; and one nephew, Bryan Beane of Brownwood.  


Linda Burns


Linda Burns, 75, of Snyder, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.


Lloyd Isbell


Lloyd Isbell, 80, of Snyder, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in Fort Worth.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.


Michelle Craig


A celebration of the life for Michelle Craig will be held at LuKacy Event Center, on Hwy. 208, one mile north of Dunn, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The family invites Michelle’s friends and family to attend this celebration of her life and share your memories and stories. Refreshments and Michelle’s favorite foods will be served.  

The service will be under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. 

Michelle was born in Colorado City on April 2, 1971 and spent her childhood in Snyder. She passed away on Oct. 3, 2017 at her home in Snyder, formally her beloved “Nana’s” house. Michelle was a talented cook and enjoyed feeding a crowd. She cross stitched in her free time and was a fan of science fiction, technology and ancient history. 

Michelle was a proud and loving mother and is survived by her two young sons, Brody and Brendan Thrower. She is also survived by her mother and father, John and Linda Cline of Snyder, and her siblings, Stephanie Craig of Weatherford, Stacie Cline of Austin, Debra Cline-Walker of Ira, Dr. Mike Cline of Raleigh, N.C. and Lana Cline of College Station. Also surviving is an extended family of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Shortly after her graduation from Snyder High School in 1989, Michelle hit the road to Key West, Fla., where she would call home for nearly 10 years. She fell in love with the Hemingway six-toed cats that roamed the island, the freedom of the Keys, where she could snorkel, fish and watch the sunset over the ocean. Michelle returned to her home state in 2000 and lived in the Dallas area before returning to Snyder three years ago. 

Donations may be made to or in her honor to the Autism Society at

Online condolences may be posted at


Robert Sweet


The Rev. Robert Bentley Sweet, 83, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral service for Mr. Sweet will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home’s Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Tommy J. Jackson and Bishop George T. Garnett officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.

A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044